3 Years Cancer Free Waiver

gpandya

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Hello all,

I'm a survivor of Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancer and I am currently a freshman in college, and a cadet in AFROTC. I was diagnosed in April 2014, and finished treatment in January 2015. My tumor was very small, encapsulated, and no additional cancer cells have been found by any imaging after it was taken out originally in April 2014. It had lots of "favorable," characteristics, such as being very small, encapsulated, and not actually in my bones but rather between my skin and muscle. My physician recently wrote a letter for me, stating that my condition is quite favorable, and that I have a lower than 4% risk of relapse, as well as my risk of relapse currently at 3 years off therapy is not statistically higher than 5 years off therapy. Will the waiver authority even consider what evidence my physician is presenting? The Air Force usually utilizes a 5 year off therapy policy, but I feel that my tumor shouldn't be considered in this category, as it was much more favorable and did not spread anywhere in my body
 
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DesertCaliMom

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Hello all,

I'm a survivor of Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancer and I am currently a freshman in college, and a cadet in AFROTC. I was diagnosed in April 2014, and finished treatment in January 2015. My tumor was very small, encapsulated, and no additional cancer cells have been found by any imaging after it was taken out originally in April 2014. It had lots of "favorable," characteristics, such as being very small, encapsulated, and not actually in my bones but rather between my skin and muscle. My physician recently wrote a letter for me, stating that my condition is quite favorable, and that I have a lower than 4% risk of relapse, as well as my risk of relapse currently at 3 years off therapy is not statistically higher than 5 years off therapy. Will the waiver authority even consider what evidence my physician is presenting? The Air Force usually utilizes a 5 year off therapy policy, but I feel that my tumor shouldn't be considered in this category, as it was much more favorable and did not spread anywhere in my body
Sorry no one answered you.


D190.50 History of Malignant Tumor

Cancer is an automatic DQ. That being said you may have a shot, a waiver May be granted, but be prepared for 1) a paperwork battle and 2) a plan B you love.

A cadet at Norwich also fought Ewing's and won, but the NROTC-MO told him he would need to be cancer free 10 years, he will miss the deadline due to age. He is now going to be an FBI agent.

Congrats on kicking cancers booty. I have no doubt you will find a way to servel
 

latoyakeys

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Were you granted the waiver? I just did a DODMERB and received a
D190.50 History of malignancy as well. I had a lymphoma and been cancer free for 4 years. I wanted to know the likely hood of getting a waiver.
 

kinnem

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The OP hasn't posted since April 5 2018. I didn't see anything among his last posts that indicated he got a waiver. He was appealing the decision but did not mention the outcome. My guess is his appeal was denied.
 
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